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David Ndii attacks Aden Duale over hijab remarks as KOT react

By Winnie Onyando December 20th, 2022 1 min read

Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale is feeling the heat over his remarks on the mandatory wearing of hijab by Kenyan Muslim women.

Mr Duale made the remarks on Tuesday at Sir Ali Muslim Club, Parkroad during the launch of International Quran Competition where he warned Kenyan Muslim women who do not wear a hijab or scarf to find another country to live.

“It is a must for any Muslim woman in Kenya to wear a hijab or scarf. If they do not want, then to look for another country to go to,” Duale said.

His remarks have been met with immediate condemnation from a cross section of Kenyans on social media, including Dr David Ndii, who is the Chairperson, President’s Council of Economic Advisors. Dr Ndii described Mr Duale’s statement as the road to Talibanism.

“Duale was not misquoted. He said they will make Muslim girls wear hijab. That is the road to Talibanism,” Dr Ndii tweeted.

Duale’s remarks divided opinion on social media. Here are a few comments from Kenyans on Twitter: